JI threatens to bring Karachi to a standstill tomorrow if fuel prices not reduced

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KARACHI: Calling the current caretaker administration “a continuation of the legacy of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) government”, the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) on Sunday annou­nc­ed to stage citywide protests on Tues­day (tomorrow) against the exorbitant rise in prices of petroleum products and growing inflation.

Addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters Idara Noor-i-Haq, JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman while sharing details of the plan of the protest said “it would be a different kind of activity” and appe­aled the Karachiitese to join the “struggle of the JI” for the accou­n­tability of the past and present rulers.

“I appeal the Karachiites for an all-out protest in the city on Tuesday by jamming all major arteries in the megalopolis,” he said. “Let it be very clear to our rulers — reduce the petroleum products prices or face the music.”

He said that youngsters in Karachi would go to 15 designated points on Tuesday evening and block the vehicular traffic by turning off their vehicles. “This caretaker government is actually a continuation of the legacy of the previous coalition government.”

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